Tuesday, November 18, 2014

EVENT | VH1 You Oughta Know Concert

I'm pretty sure Nicole Richie is my celebrity spirit animal. This concept was solidified on Thursday, November 13th at VH1's You Oughta Know concert in NYC at the Hammerstein Ballroom. She hosted the show and was her usual cool self, as seen on Candidly Nicole. She also did a surprise rap performance. I'm a bit obsessed. I mean, she did get THIS close to me:

Okay, enough of my girl crush.
The actual event was pretty cool to be a part of - check out the stage setup:

I spent the majority of the show living in the moment and - shockingly - didn't take many photos. So here are some great highlights from VH1 (Photos by: Lauren Weissler) :

Tove Lo
Aloe Blacc
A Great Big World
Mary Lambert
Nick Jonas
The winner of the evening:
Sam Smith
 Seeing these artists live was truly amazing. Sigh, so much talent.

Thanks VH1 + 1iota!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Thursday, November 13, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 11

This was such a busy week. From crazy light shows to reporting on the midterm elections, I was running around out and about. Here's November 3-9!

A fall #ootd

Chaotic day covering the midterm election - full post HERE

Made burgers!

The New York Festival of Light in Dumbo, Brooklyn

An exhibit dedicated to French fries - full post HERE

Awesome street art

Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Life weekend event - full post HERE & HERE

Back it up:

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

EVENT | Cosmo's Fun Fearless Life Day 2

Day 2 started off with a quick power work-out to get everyone up and moving in their seats. Fitness guru Adam Rosante brought the energy to the stage and it was pretty great. I felt so refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

EVENT | Cosmo's Fun Fearless Life Day 1

Image via Facebook
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Cosmopolitan magazine's first-ever Fun Fearless Life weekend in NYC, which was jam-packed with inspirational speakers who got everyone excited and pumped to get their own lives started. Taking place at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, the event brought young women from around the world together to network, collaborate and get to know each other!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

EVENT | Fries of New York

Image via Facebook
I take food very seriously. I've been to multiple food fests, had photo shoots with hamburgers and visited a doughnut museum. So obviously when I heard about a French fries exhibit, I had to go. Located at 168 Bowery (a popular pop-up spot, remember that time I was there in a slo-mo video throwing confetti? Yeah, good times), condiment brand Sir Kensington's set up a special two-day exhibit of the extensive amount of fries found throughout New York City. It was actually so cool to see them all side-by-side. It also made me very hungry (the only downside to the exhibit: no taste-testing). I took note of the ones I've already tried (including Shake Shack, Baregurger, brgr) and realized that I have so many more to go....

Take a look into the awesomeness:

Monday, November 10, 2014

NYU | Midterm Election 2014

On Tuesday, November 4th, I found myself on the news desk covering midterm election night in New York City. As part of an NYU journalism class, I took part in reporting the event and what went down (aka the Republican takeover). It was particularly interesting for me, as a Canadian — I had a lot of learning to do, but it turned out pretty well! I even got to hit the streets and talk to New Yorkers about their thoughts before election day. It was actually hilarious. Check it out below:

What New Yorkers are thinking on the eve of Election Day from Pavement Pieces on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

GIVEAWAY | November Prize Pack

Here's what's up for grabs :)

Prize includes:
- 1 copy of the November issue of Teen Vogue
- 1 set of Teen Vogue x Make Up For Ever false eyelashes
- 1 imPRESS Press-On Manicure
- 1 Revlon Nail Art Expressionist

Thursday, November 6, 2014

IN PHOTOS | TCS New York City Marathon

Image via Facebook
For a class project at NYU, we were all assigned a spot along the TCS NewYork City Marathon course to report on November 2nd. I trekked out to the Bronx on the chilly Sunday and got to know the community and its supporters. It was a really fun atmosphere, with music blasting at every block and people cheering each other on. It was fantastic.

Check out some of my photos from the scene:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 10

This week was a busy one. School was cray, but by the end of the week I got to have some fun with Halloween! Here's a look into what went down Oct. 27-Nov.2:

Kicked off the week in a fit-for-fall ensemble.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

MUSIC | Kitsuné Maison 16: The Sweet Sixteen Issue

New music to get you through your week!

Kitsuné Maison, a rad music label (& clothing brand) from Paris, released 'The Sweet Sixteen Issue' — compiling tracks from up-and-coming artists for your listening pleasure.

Full tracklist:
1. Sono - Buscabulla
2. Interstellar - Fakear

Friday, October 31, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 9

So I ended up getting sick in week 9, resulting in a not-as-exciting array of photos haha. Here you go though: Oct. 20-26

Left: Just a typical day at NYU, practicing some on-camera skillz. | Right: Fall outfit post!

MUSIC | Dierks Bentley Announces New Country Music Festival in NYC

A brand new music festival is coming to New York City in June 2015 - and this one's for all those country music lovers out there.

Country star Dierks Bentley made a visit to NYC to make the big announcement about FarmBorough, which will be taking place on June 26-28 on Randall's Island (which is also home to other huge music festivals Governor's Ball & Electric Zoo).

Thursday, October 30, 2014

EVENT | Teen Vogue x Sportmax Party ft. Bella & Gigi Hadid

On Tuesday I got to hang out with the gorgeous Hadid sisters at Sportmax in SoHo with Teen Vogue. Bella and Gigi Hadid celebrated with fans in the store for a night filled with fashion, music and treats.

Take a peek:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 8

Cool street art in Williamsburg
Here's what I got up to from October 13-19:

 I finally got to check out the Jeff Koons exhibit at The Whitney during its final week! His gigantic balloon sculptures are my fave.